A Bruce Springsteen Museum is coming to Freehold, NJ

It could hardly be more perfect.

In the town where Bruce Springsteen was born and raised, there is a fire station at 49 West Main St. On Monday night, the Freehold Borough Council passed a resolution to take that fire station and turn it into a museum for the rocker icon that will house artifacts, interactive posters, photographs, etc.

The fire station was deemed insufficient to continue to serve Freehold and the building will be renovated into a museum. The opening should take place in about two years.

“Together, the Springsteen Exhibit at Freehold and the Bruce Springsteen Center and Archive for American Music on the Monmouth University campus will ensure that Springsteen’s musical legacy and his significant role in American music history will remain in New Jersey for generations to come,” Eileen Chapman, director of the Springsteen Archives, said in a written statement.

It really couldn’t be more perfect. Springsteen, a poet laureate of a sort of blue-collar generation, belongs to such a cadre. He wrote “The Rising” as a beautiful tribute to the firefighters who perished in the 9/11 attacks. And his own son Sam Springsteen was sworn in as a Jersey City firefighter in January 2020.

A Freehold historian, Kevin Coyne, also involved in the project, said: “The central idea behind the Freehold project is to tell the story of Bruce Springsteen as a writer, as a storyteller, as a chronicler of America, and how his story and the story of his hometown intertwine to tell the larger story of his country.

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